On Sunday April 13th, Emmylou and her Wrecking Ball tour came to the House of Blues. Emmylou at HOB may seem odd, but that was the whole idea behind Wrecking Ball 19 years ago, that it was this amazing artist expanding her reach to new sonic frontiers. She did it as well Sunday night as she had back in her 40s.
Daniel Lanois helped of course. He opened with Steven Nistor on drums and Jim Wilson on bass and perfect high harmonies. Then Emmylou came out and was as gracious as ever, doing the whole album and alternating between filling the HOB with her voice and backing up the instrumentation. She did a first encore that went back to Boulder To Birmingham and Pancho and Lefty, and then did a second encore to tribute Jesse Winchester, who had just passed, with Songbird.
Even knuckleheads talking all through the show and the HOB restaurant losing my order didn't spoil the evening.